National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute
The National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute at Johnson County Community College currently works with more than 450 community colleges on two national data consortia, the National Community College Benchmarking Project (NCCBP) and the National Community College Cost and Productivity Project (formerly known as the Kansas Study).
This makes the Benchmarking Institute the largest provider of community college benchmarking and peer comparison services in the nation.
National Community College Benchmark Project
Responding to requirements for inter-institutional comparisons, Johnson County Community College established the National Community College Benchmark Project (NCCBP) with other colleges from across the United States to standardize a nation-wide benchmark reporting process.
Since 2004, 391 community colleges have participated in the current data-collection and reporting process. 280 community colleges from across the United States participated in the NCCBP in 2011.
National Community College Cost and Productivity Project
The National Community College Cost and Productivity Project is the first national study of community college instructional costs and productivity. Cost and Productivity Project data have been shown to be very useful for supporting accreditation, staff and program management, and internal accountability as well as program review processes.
Since 2004, 197 community colleges have participated in the project. 82 community colleges participated in the project in 2010.